Rishikesh Master Plan 2011 has been created for Rishikesh. Rishikesh is at 30.103368° N 78.294754° E. It has an average elevation of 372 metres (1,220 ft). Rishikesh is a city, Municipal Council and a Tehsil in Dehradun district of the Indian state, Uttarakhand. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas and ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. Rishikesh is surrounded by three districts: Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar. It is approximately 25 km north of the city Haridwar and 43 km southeast of the state capital Dehradun. According to Census of India, 2011 Rishikesh had a population of 102138 making it the seventh most populated city and the largest Municipal Council in the state of Uttarakhand. It is known as the pilgrimage town and regarded as one of the holiest places to Hindus.
Vision of Rishikesh Master Plan 2011
The objective of the Rishikesh Master Plan 2011 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the vision of Rishikesh Master Plan 2011 in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centres, it will be critical to define their growth framework. The future growth framework of the urban centres is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level Rishikesh Master Plan 2011 has been considered as one of the most effective mechanism to promote planned growth of the urban centres. It lays down the road map, agenda and framework within which the city growth is envisioned. It provides a tool for the authorities to take decision will regard to current and future development related issues.
Rishikesh Master Plan 2011 provides the framework for rationalizing the orderly movement of traffic and transportation within the city and defines the area for laying down network of various services. The plan is used for promoting integrated development of the urban centre by rationalizing its pattern of land use and their relationship. It also defines the strategies and solutions for overcoming the existing problems of the urban centres and to overcome its infrastructural and service related inadequacies. In addition, it provides options for accommodating the future addition to population which is likely to come to the urban centre due to natural growth and migration. Master Plan acts as a tool for determining the infrastructure cost which would be required to make the city sustainable. The plans offer futuristic solutions by laying down agenda for its growth and development.
Objective of Rishikesh Master Plan 2011
- Socially beneficially
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable
- Politically acceptable